Join Viva Farms and American Farmland Trust for a series of four workshops exploring farmland access strategies and considerations.
“We created the conservation agriculture movement, which speaks for the land—and for the people who grow our food. As the movement’s leaders, we have three priorities: protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.
AFT is the only national agricultural organization that approaches its work in this comprehensive, holistic manner. We recognize the connection between the land, forward-looking farming practices, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. We also recognize the power of combining on-the-ground projects with objective research and effective advocacy.
Today, because of AFT, millions of acres of farmland that otherwise would have been converted into house lots and shopping malls remain in farming, and tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers have adopted better farming practices.”
Are you a farmer seeking long-term land tenure? Do you have questions about water rights or assessing a potential new property? Do you want to learn about financing options and creative land tenure models? Join Viva Farms and American Farmland Trust for a series of workshops in September exploring farmland access strategies and considerations.
We recognize that farmers face incredible barriers to accessing land, and we believe farmers shouldn’t face these burdens alone. Through these workshops, we’ll convene people and organizations committed to helping farmers find and assess land, finance land, design appropriate lease and purchase models, and more.
You’ll hear from Washington Farmland Trust and Washington Water Trust, along with financial and legal specialists, and other farmers and experts who will share about their programs and experience. Workshops are free and open to the public and will be offered in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation provided by WSU Skagit County Extension.
¿Es usted un agricultor que busca la tenencia de un terreno a largo plazo? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre los derechos de agua o sobre cómo evaluar una nueva propiedad? ¿Quiere aprender sobre opciones de financiamiento y modelos creativos de tenencia de tierra? Únase a Viva Farms y American Farmland Trust para una serie de talleres en septiembre que exploran estrategias y consideraciones del acceso a tierras agrícolas.
Reconocemos que los agricultores enfrentan barreras importantes para acceder a la tierra y que a veces no tienen la ayuda necesaria para enfrentar estos desafíos. A través de estos talleres, convocaremos a personas y organizaciones comprometidas con ayudar a los agricultores a encontrar, evaluar y financiar tierras, a acceder a modelos apropiados de arrendamiento y de compra, y más.
Nos acompañarán las organizaciones Washington Farmland Trust y Washington Water Trust, junto con especialistas financieros y legales, y otros agricultores y expertos para compartir sus programas y experiencias. Los talleres son gratuitos y abiertos al público y se ofrecerán en inglés con interpretación simultánea en español proporcionada por WSU Skagit County Extension.
PAST EVENT | MONTH LONG EVENT APRIL 2021
SKAGIT FARM TO PINT FEST ROADSHOW
We know Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is something that we all look forward to every year, but we also know that things look a little bit different this year. For us, community safety and well-being are at the top of our priority list. So, we’ve decided to change things up.
Here’s what we’re doing this year. You, the craft beer supporter and participant pick up a swag bag that includes the FEST GUIDE. Bring your FEST GUIDE to each of the 13 Skagit Breweries anytime during the month of April where you will receive a stamp, a Sample Beer made with Skagit Valley Malt and a paired bite which will feature a local ingredient. For some of the breweries, your paired bite will be included in your FEST Swag Bag.
WHEN: Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow starts April 1st and runs through April 30th.
WHY: Connect YOU to Skagit Valley Breweries & Bounty while supporting Viva Farms AND our local Skagit Valley breweries!
WHERE: Throughout Skagit Valley.
TICKETS: Include FEST Swag Bag with FEST Guide and 2 commemorative glasses, 13 beer & bite pairings, live stream concert, and a scavenger hunt for the chance to win over $1,000 in prizes including a Kegerator, Yeti cooler, swag, and gift cards!
100% of proceeds go to support Viva Farms and our mission to create a more just and resilient local food system.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba
PAST EVENT | SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019